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Volume XVI, Issue 2

Winter 1996

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  1. The Sacramentality of Study

    By David W Brattston — Pages 7-12

    By examining the Bible, the ante-Nicene fathers, and the essence of Christianity itself, this article affirms the value of long-term or full-time Christian scholarship. It dispels doubts about the place of extended teaching, writing, and study in Christianity as a religion which stresses direct, tangible assistance to the unfortunate.

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  2. Theological Concepts for a Relational Approach to Church Education

    By Burt D Braunius — Pages 13-22

    Assuming the validity of relational ministry in Christian Education, the author describes selected theological concepts that he believes provide a foundation for a relational ministry. Both those using the traditional and contemporary approaches can use relational approaches and still be consistent with their theological perspectives.

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  3. Intercultural Education: Theory and Methods

    By Dr. Greg Giles — Pages 23-36

    In order to understand the nature of intercultural learning, a literature search was conducted. Three analogous categories from theories of culture and developmental psychology provide a framework for identifying types of intercultural education and for categorizing methods to facilitate such learning. Questions for further research and for missiology are suggested.

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  4. Older-Adult Ministry: Preparation for the Future

    By Ronnie Johnson — Pages 37-45

    It is important for Christian educators to examine how ministers perceive population trends that will affect older-adult ministry. A delphi study of current programs, present trends, and predicted changes is reported in this article. Implications for ministerial preparation are discussed, and practical applications to church ministry are presented.

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  5. The State of the Educational Ministry Profession in Evangelical Churches, Part 2: The Different Experiences of Men and Women in Ministry

    By Dr. Kevin E Lawson — Pages 46-64

    Women and men in educational ministry have vast differences in what they do, how long they stay, and what issues they must deal with. This article presents, analyzes, and discusses these differences, and looks for ways to counter the forces moving women out of educational ministry.

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  6. Attitudes of Church Leaders Toward Sexuality and Family-Life Issues: A Preliminary Study

    By Dr. Robert Lay and Linda Berne and Bob Algozzine — Pages 65-79

    The intent of this study was to examine the attitudes of church leaders toward selected sexuality and family-life issues, and to consider which sexuality-related needs of their congregations they are addressing, how often, and in what manner.

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  7. Effective Bible Study with Oral Adults

    By Dr. Joe D Marlow — Pages 80-97

    With boomers and busters already showing lower reading rates, we have effectively entered the era of the electronic/oral culture, contends the author. Yet most Bible study materials and methods currently being utilized are designed for the literate culture, thus effectively excluding to some degree most Americans and most of the inhabitants of this planet. It is time to consider how to minister to traditionally oral people as well as the electronic/oral people in our churches.

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  8. Research Notes

    By — Pages 99-110

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  9. Book Reviews

    By — Pages 111-120

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